2019 Schedule

Thursday, September 19th

Robinson+Cole Roofdeck Party

5pm-9pm | Robinson+Cole Stamford Office | RSVP

Please join us for networking and refreshments on Robinson+Cole’s balcony during Stamford Innovation Week. Enjoy cocktail accommodations and intriguing conversations while soaking in panoramic views of Stamford’s Mill River Park. 

Friday, September 20th

Blockchain Day

9am-5pm | BETA CLIMBING + FITNESS | $50

From crypto enthusiasts to enterprise blockchain leaders, this full-day conference helps you take your blockchain skills (and network) to the next level. Whether you’re just getting started or building your global domination strategy for your next blockchain venture this event is sure to provide tremendous value.

Hackathon: NatWest Markets & Girls Who Code

9:00am-5:00pm | UCONN Stamford | RSVP

NatWest Markets and Girls Who Code are teaming up to help build, support, and grow the pipeline of future female engineers in the United States.

Digital Media CT Summit

9am-5pm | UCONN Stamford | RSVP

The 2018 DMCT Summit served as the kickoff to a revamped Digital Media CT program. The event included a variety of speakers from CT content producers and beyond. This included professionals from NBC Sports, ESPN, NickJr., Scholastic, Octagon, and CPTV. Planning is underway for the 2019 DMCT Summit.

SiW Opening Festival

4pm-10pm | Stamford Town Center Annex | RSVP

We’re planning an epic urban art festival amidst a twisting industrial landscape. This event will feature live painters, live music, performers, video projection art, food trucks and much more. Stay tuned for a bunch of announcements all summer.

Startup Weekend Kickoff

5pm-10pm | The Ferguson Library | Apply

People looking to explore a business concept can create a prototype of their idea and receive professional feedback at Startup Weekend Stamford.

Participants will have the chance to pitch a business idea as well as listen to others, vote on the most interesting plans, then form teams. The free event is sponsored by Techstars, an entrepreneur mentorship organization. Participants will identify their target consumer and create a prototype of their product. Everyone will receive personalized feedback as well as time with mentors.

Saturday, September 21st

How to Start Food & Beverage Businesses

9am-1pm | Half Full Brewery | RSVP

A series of panels will explore what it takes to start and grow a food and beverage company today. Panelists will focus on 4 key areas; How to Start a Food Truck Business, How to Start a Distribution Based Food & Beverage Business, How to Start a Restaurant, and How to Start a Direct-to-Consumer CPG Business.

OpenPop—People's Choice Gallery Launch Party

6pm-9pm | Location TBA | RSVP

Chilton Chadwich is proud to present The “People’s Choice’ Gallery, a showcase of art and artists from across the region. The process starts long before the event on 9/21. Artists can submit their work all summer and SiW registrants can vote on the artists and pieces they would like to see in the main event. There, the pieces will be offered for sale and a jury of gallerists and reviews will crown the ‘best in show.’

Sunday, September 22nd

Startup Weekend—Awards Ceremony

4pm-6pm | The Ferguson Library | RSVP

Join the entrepreneurs, judges, and participants of Startup Weekend for the closing ceremony. Teams will present and pitch their newly created products and services. After the pitch competition, winners are picked and may compete in other Startup Weekend challenges. The event will close with refreshments and general networking for everyone in attendance.

Monday, September 23rd

Python Crash Course

9am-1pm | The Ferguson Library | $50

If you’re looking to take your Python development skills to the next level, this is the event for you. In addition to learning from a world-class Python expert, you’ll get to know your peers in the space for future help and collaboration.

UCONN Werth Institute Luncheon Series

Noon-1:30pm | UCONN Stamford | RSVP

Join industry thought leaders for fascinating discussions and deep insights into emerging technologies. The luncheon series explores the latest trends in Blockchain, Smart Cities, Digital Privacy & Security and much more.

Digital Media FEST

4:00pm-6:30pm | NBC Universal | RSVP

Digital Media FEST is targeted for entrepreneurs, investors, business developers, designers, marketers, and service providers who want to discover new ideas in digital media. Judges will award prizes for the most innovative and novel implementations of digital media in a business setting.

Tuesday, September 24th

OpenPOP Closing Ceremony & Awards

5:00pm-9:00pm | Location TBA | RSVP

Chilton Chadwich is proud to present The “People’s Choice’ Gallery, a showcase of art and artists from across the region. The process starts long before the event on 9/21. Artists can submit their work all summer and SiW registrants can vote on the artists and pieces they would like to see in the main event. There, the pieces will be offered for sales and a jury of gallerists and reviews will crown a ‘best in show.’

Wednesday, September 25th

UCONN's DMD Faculty Showcase

1:00pm-5:00pm | UCONN Stamford | RSVP

The Digital Media & Design Faculty Showcase is an opportunity to meet DMD faculty, learn about their work, and better understand the projects that exist in the still relatively new undergraduate major at the UConn Stamford campus.

SiW Innovation Lab

5:00pm-9:00pm | UCONN Stamford | RSVP

The Innovation Lab (iLab) is an indoor/outdoor showcase of the latest ideas, tools, technologies, and experiences defining what it means to ‘innovate’ today. Plan to see (and play with) drones, 3d printers, a crypto-mining rig, and much more.

Thursday, September 26th

iSpark—Demo Day & Shark Tank

1:00pm-7:00pm | UCONN Stamford Welcome Center| RSVP

This unique event takes the format of a traditional pitch competition, flips it on its head, and substantially raises the stakes. Join your venture and tech startup peers for a high-profile competition for connections, prizes, awareness, and potential investment. After an open demo session, startups are hand-picked by the sharks and head to ‘the tank’ where anything can happen. Wel

Friday, September 27th

FastFWD—The Innovation & Technology Conference

8:00am-6:00pm | UCONN Stamford Welcome Center | $199

FastFWD brings together leaders to share insights and trends driving innovation and creating disruption today—and what the future might hold. Agnostic to both industry and discipline, the conference takes a broader approach. We look at markets, technologies, geopolitical movements and other ‘macro’ level concepts and events to explore the root cause of change. And what opportunities and challenges we need to prepare for today.

Saturday, September 28th

VIP Experience @ Half Full's OktoBEERfest

Noon-10:00pm | Mill River Park | $49

OktoBEERfest In The Park is an Oktoberfest-style event featuring the area’s best food trucks, a true “garden” themed Pop-Up Beer Garden, and Live Music from a variety of local acts. The festival is held in support of the Mill River Park Collaborative and takes place on The North Lawn & Grand Steps in Mill River Park in downtown Stamford.

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